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„My mission is to create stringed instruments with more possibilities for musical expression and with excellent sound“ Hand & Heartmade by   ◇   Bjørn Rønnow watch videos watch videos

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Handmade — multi string — bass guitar

The Danish company Nordic Guitars is established by Bjørn Rønnow, who beside jobs as yogateacher and handyman always has been interested in developing musical instruments.

Now, after several prototypes, the development of the instruments is completed, they are patented, and the first model is ready. It is a combination of a 4 stringed, fretted bass / 4 stringed fretless bass – that looks like something, you have never seen before. The concept gives you a range of possibilities, such as a combination of a 5-string fretted/5- string fretless bass, or a 4-string fretted bass/6 string barytone guitar.

These relatively advanced instruments are made in a simple, clean and stylish design.

They were shown for the first time for a larger audience at Guitar Summit 2018 in Germany.

In september 2020 we will present a longscale model and a whole new model, which is the missing link between a normal bass and ROTATOR.

In loving memory of
Bjørn Rønnow

With sorrow in my heart, I am truly saddened to have to inform you that a wonderful person is no longer among us.

Bjørn Rønnow – born in 1962 – died very suddenly on July 17th 2020 due to a blood clot in his heart.

I watch it happen, I give him heart massage, it works, the ambulance arrives, but at the hospital – and 5 hours later – we have to give up. The machines had been helpful, but his own heart never beats on its own again.

We have lost a magical inventor, an incredible guitar builder, a rock, everybody’s best friend, and the love of my life.

Bjørn truly was a big, calm and good-natured human being, who brought serenity and peace of mind to everyone who met him.

Twice, Bjørn has exhibited his works at the Guitar Summit in Mannheim as well as twice at the Copenhagen Guitar Show. Here he met many like-minded people from the industry, and he had great admiration for your work and incredibly proud to be in your company.

Bjørn has created a number of unique, innovative and melodious instruments with a phenomenal sound. At the Holy Grail in Berlin, he would have presented us with someone completely new had the corona virus not interfered with his plans.

With great love,
Aia (wife)

Patent and instruments are for sale
If you have any interest in Bjørns patented instruments please contact his wife, Aia. Write to info@nordic.guitars
(The Rotator system is patented in Germany, France, United Kingdom, USA and China)

Concept and construction

ROTATOR is the name of this new and innovative instrument. The different models of the ROTATOR all have a stationary back part, that can be carried with a normal guitar strap.

The front part consists basically of 2 necks, with neck-thru construction, pointing in opposite directions, and fixed together in each end with 1 piece of milled out brass, which contains both nut,  3D-bridge, tuning system, string fixing, potentiometers, electronics, compartment for a 9 v battery, plus nuts for adjustment of 2 trussrods in each neck.

And a full-size zero-fret  with a capo/muting device…

The necks are also fastened to each other exactly in the middle, with a pivot system connected to the back part. Incorporated in the pivot system there is stereo transmission of the signals from the pickups and the electronic in each end of the front part – to 2 mono jack sockets in the back part, in which you plug cables to an amp.